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Martha Liberty is an African-American witch, and a member of the Senior Council. She first appears in Summer Knight.

DescriptionEdit

Martha Liberty is described as being extremely tall, more than six feet with grey hair that coiled in a bun near her neck, her eyebrows were still dark. She had on a purple-gem necklace and wore the dark robes with a purple stole of the Senior Council. She carries a staff of some dark reddish wood. Her voice is a rich alto. She appears to have stern exterior yet has wise insight.[1]

Martha Liberty lives with one of her multiple-great-granddaughters and her children.[2] When talking to Ebenezar McCoy, Martha hinted that Harry is "meant to be" something that she did not need to elaborate since McCoy knew.[1]

In the seriesEdit

Summer KnightEdit

Main article: Summer Knight (novel)

In Summer Knight, Martha Liberty and Joseph Listens-to-Wind were hidden under a veil eavesdropping on Ebenezar McCoy and Harry Dresden talking before the Council conclave. What they heard was Harry saying that he had no intentions of sucking up to the Council, Senior or otherwise to lobby their vote and would not offer favors or sell his vote to some bloc. It seemed that Ebenezar was pushing Harry to say that for her and Joe's benefit. Once unveiled, Martha seemed to be against Harry Dresden initially, citing him as having no respect for the Council and as being "arrogant" and "dangerous". But, then she moves closer to Harry and says that "he has his mother's eyes". Then she waves a hand through the air on both sides of Harry's in a gesture similar to smoothing someone's hair and says that he's hurt and in great pain—she wasn't talking about his injured hand. Then, Martha says she'll support Ebenezar, and therefore Harry, with her vote.[1]

Marthy broke the news to Ebenezar McCoy that Simon Pietrovich was killed less than two days prior along with the entire compound at Archangel in an attack by the Red Court. They managed to kill about a dozen Red Court nobles before they all perished.[1] During the conclave, Martha called for general debate when the Arthur Langtry tried to railroad one of his cronies onto the Senior Council in Pietrovich's seat sans discussion so that he could control the vote.[3]

When Aleron LaFortier tried to put the matter of stripping Harry Dresden of his Wizard status, Martha voted with McCoy and Listens-to-Wind to keep the vote with the Senior council—this protected Harry from the fears being sired up against him because of The War.[4]

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